Originally Posted by Roger Perry
No, I was not ordered to serve in Viet Nam but had I been sent there I would have gone without hesitation. I was in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969. I was at a duty station in Maryland, sent to basic electronics school in Great Lakes Ill., sent to radio school in Bainbridge Maryland and then my orders were to report to Norfolk Va. to serve aboard the U.S. Henley (destroyer) and then transferred to the USS William M. Wood which made a Med. (Italy, Greese, Turkey, Malta and Spain) cruise for 6 months. I ended my enlistment June 1969 while still aboard the USS William M. Wood (destroyer)
Sounds like the Navy career every young man dreams of.
It wasn't bad, my first ship the USS Henley was based in Norfolk Va. We took cruises up and down the east coast taking reservists on their 2 week tour of duty. Been to Nova Skosha,(sp?) Boston, New York, Savannah Ga., Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Puerto Rico (4 to 5 times) St. Johns Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Bahamahs you know real tough duty.
Skosha is a corruption of the Japanese sukoshi meaning "little" or "a bit"
which you could use in a sentance such as:
" while docked in Nova Scotia I got got hammered on just a skosha of Screech, which a fisherman I met had just brought over from the Rock"
Know your Canadian eh!
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